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1918: The Great War and the Terrible Flu - Discussion

Date and Time: September 24, 2019, 6:30 PM CT

Location: Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S 3rd St, Manhattan
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Presented by Jed Dunham, Military Affairs Office, Kansas State University

Learn the harrowing story of the great influenza outbreak of 1918, which many believe began in nearby Fort Riley. Hear about Nurse Battey, a Red Cross nurse in Manhattan, who at the outbreak of influenza immediately jumped into action treating cadets at Kansas State University, only to succumb to the virus herself within weeks.

Event is part of "Microbes in Manhattan: Fighting Flue and Polio in Manhattan," an exhibit that examines health care in the first half of the 20th century and Kansas's response to disease outbreaks.

Sponsored by: Kansas Learning Center for Health, Inc

For more information about this event, please contact:
Roy Garrett
(785) 587-2726
http://www.flinthillsdiscovery.org

 

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